Entrepreneurs Can Spend Downtime with New Game on PlaySugarHouse – Golden Chief!

Business owners can spend their breaks from working by engaging in online gaming that is completely legal to partake in. The possibility to make extra money is appealing and it’s a good way to blow off steam before getting back to the grind. April was a big month for Barcrest …

Burger King will roll out the Impossible Burger nationwide by the end of the year

The Impossible Whopper’s debut at Burger King as gone from a not-April-Fool’s-joke to a nationwide rollout by year-end. Originally launched on April 1st at 58 restaurants in St. Louis, the Impossible Burger will be on Burger King menus in additional markets soon and will be available at every Burger King …

The Mega Millions Jackpot Is Now at a Record-High $868 Million. Here’s When You Need to Buy Tickets

When the Mega Millions numbers were drawn on Tuesday night, no one claimed the grand prize of a whopping $667 million. That insane total would have been the highest Mega Millions jackpot in history. But because no one picked all six Mega Millions winning numbers correctly, the next drawing on …

Marriott is reportedly launching a home-sharing product in the U.S.

Airbnb is about to face some more competition in the U.S. with Marriott’s reported entrance into the home-sharing business. On the heels of a successful home-sharing pilot in Europe, Marriott is gearing up to launch a home rentals product in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal. Marriott is …

China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat

China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang said teachers should be banned from using WeChat, QQ or other mobile apps to assign homework or ask parents to grade …

Pana raises $10 million to help companies arrange travel for onsite interviews

Your last 10 emails with a recruiter before an onsite interview probably shouldn’t be about rebooking your canceled flight. Pana is a Denver startup now setting its sights on the corporate travel market, with a specific eye towards killing the back-and-forth email or spreadsheet coordination. The startup, founded in 2015, …

Caribou Biosciences CEO, Rachel Haurwitz will talk CRISPR’s present and future applications at DisruptSF

Seven years ago, Rachel Haurwitz finished her last day as a student in the University of California laboratory where she helped conduct some of the pioneering research on the gene editing technology known as CRISPR, and became employee number one at Caribou Biosciences, a company founded to commercialize that research. …

Mirantis makes configuring on-premises clouds easier

Mirantis, the company you may still remember as one of the biggest players in the early days of OpenStack, launched an interesting new hosted SaSS service today that makes it easier for enterprises to build and deploy their on-premises clouds. The new Mirantis Model Designer, which is available for free, …

NYT’s ‘The Daily’ now reaches 2 million listeners per day

The New York Times’ popular podcast “The Daily” is continuing to grow. The news media organization this morning announced its show — which today is ranked No. 7 on Apple’s Top Charts for Podcasts — now reaches 2 million listeners per day, and has expanded to a staff of 17 …

Viacom is launching Pluto TV channels for Comedy Central, MTV and more

Just a few months after acquiring video streaming service Pluto TV, Viacom says it will be bringing its major networks to the ad-supported streaming service, with a whole lineup of new channels launching on May 1. The company is making this announcement in advance of its NewFronts presentation for advertisers …

Passbase is building a full stack identity engine with privacy baked in

Digital identity startup Passbase has bagged $600k in pre-seed funding led by a group of business angel investors from Alphabet, Stanford, Kleiner Perkins, EY; as well as seed fund investment from Chicago-based Upheaval Investments and Seedcamp. The 2018-founded Silicon Valley-based startup — whose co-founder we chatted to briefly on camera …

EyeSight scores $15M to use computer vision to combat driver distraction

The idea of using computer vision and AI to enable cars to drive themselves is well-established, but how about using similar technology to keep an eye on a human driver instead of the road? That’s the thinking behind Tel Aviv-based EyeSight, which has developed an in-car “AI vision” system that …

With Kata Containers and Zuul, OpenStack graduates its first infrastructure projects

Over the course of the last year and a half, the OpenStack Foundation made the switch from purely focusing on the core OpenStack project to opening itself up to other infrastructure-related projects as well. The first two of these projects, Kata Containers and the Zuul project gating system, have now …

Paperspace raises $13 million for AI cloud computing

The cloud computing market is enormous — and it’s only expected to grow. According to a report jointly published by CenturyLink and Statista, it’ll be worth $411 billion by 2020. With incumbents like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft’s Azure, and Google Cloud Platform competing for a slice of the pie, it’s not easy …

Amazon Pay launches peer-to-peer payments in India

Continuing its investment in India, Amazon today announced the launch of person-to-person (p2p) payments via Amazon Pay for Android users in the country. Customers can now make instant bank-to-bank transactions through the UPI platform on the localized version of the Amazon app, allowing them to settle bills and other expenses …